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Fundamentals of Typography
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Released Feb 18, 2010
Eddie Russell

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Eddie Russell
In this series of lessons, we'll focus on the fundamentals of typography. We'll kick things off by breaking down letterforms and learning about their different components. We'll then learn the difference between a typeface, a typestyle and a type family. Next we'll unravel the mystery of how type is measured through points and picas. Then we'll move on and learn about line spacing, letter spacing and word spacing. From there, we'll learn about working with large bodies of type and discuss different methods of alignment. Finally, we'll learn about the process of choosing and using a typeface.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
00:57
Beginning to examine the anatomy of letterforms
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Beginning to examine the anatomy of letterforms

 
07:42
Continuing to examine the anatomy of letterforms
3

Continuing to examine the anatomy of letterforms

 
12:47
Evolution of letterforms and type classifications
4

Evolution of letterforms and type classifications

 
11:32
Type terminology: Typefaces, type styles and type families
5

Type terminology: Typefaces, type styles and type families

 
07:08
Measurements of type
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Measurements of type

 
09:51
Line spacing explained
7

Line spacing explained

 
11:19
Letter spacing and word spacing explained
8

Letter spacing and word spacing explained

 
11:30
Working with large bodies of type
9

Working with large bodies of type

 
10:34
Alignment for large bodies of type
10

Alignment for large bodies of type

 
12:08
Choosing and using a typeface
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Choosing and using a typeface

 
08:11